Tour for Accompanying Persons


DATE: AUGUST 3, 2015

Holy Trinity Monastery or Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra is probably the most important monastery in Russia and the spiritual center of Russian Orthodox Christianity. The monastery is situated 70 km away from Moscow in the antique town Sergiev Posad. The town and monastery grew from the 14th century and was named after the famous saint Sergey Radonezhskiy, who decided to live in the woods. He constructed the Trinity cathedral. First, the small monastery turned into the main religious centre and has become a kind of “Russian Vatican”.

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We hope you will join excursion to Sergiev Posad with an inside visit to the Holy Trinity Monastery. While there, you will see the Holy Trinity Cathedral, which is considered to be the heart of the Lavra. There is no other way to appreciate its golden domes and see holy relics of St. Sergius, except by being there. Its beautiful interior, lit by lamps, is covered with icons of the great artist Andrei Rublev. The Vestry will also be opened to you with its rich collection of various items donated over the past 600 years. Among them there are: jewel-encrusted vestments, fine tapestries, solid-gold chalices and more.